Latest update: 26/10/2012
Ivory Coast's cocoa producers hit by racketeering
The cocoa harvest kicks off in Ivory Coast, but producers could be hit by racketeering by guards and soldiers. Meanwhile, details emerge of a plot to poison Benin's president. Also, Saudi Arabia bans Muslims from the DRC and Uganda from the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, saying they could be carrying disease. Finally, protests in Angola are both rare and dangerous, but some rappers are using their music to take on the president.